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2015
13 March 2015 Lecture

Capturing natural properties of probability spaces in probability logic

A number of probability logics have been suggested over the last several decades. However most of them (we shall limit our attention to non-model-theoretic ones, i.e. those with finite syntax) fail to capture natural properties of probability spaces—such as `being finite...

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12 January 2015 Doctoral defense

Interests and epistemic integrity in science: a new framework to assess interest influences in scientific research processes

Doctoral defence Jan De Winter. Promoters: Erik Weber and Jeroen Van Bouwel.
2014
24 November 2014 to 25 November 2014 Workshop

International Workshop: Feminist Philosophy of Science

Invited keynote speaker is Stéphanie Ruphy (Université Pierre Mendès Greboble, France).
24 October 2014 Workshop

Workshop Inconsistencies in Scientific Reasoning

"Inconsistencies in Scientific Reasoning'' is a one day workshop organized by the Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science (CLPS) at Ghent University (http://logica.ugent.be/centrum). The workshop aims at exploring two closely related issues. First, the...

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12 July 2014 to 15 July 2014 Conference

DEON 2014: 12th International Conference on Deontic Logic

The biennial DEON conferences are designed to promote interdisciplinary cooperation amongst scholars interested in linking the formal-logical study of normative concepts and normative systems with computer science, artificial intelligence, philosophy, organization theory...

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8 July 2014 to 11 July 2014 Workshop

Trends in Logic XIV

Logicians have devoted considerable effort to applying formal methods to what are now considered core disciplines of analytic philosophy: philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of language and metaphysics. Researchers in these fields have been accused of sharpening their...

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2 April 2014 Lecture

Hypotheses testing in adaptive logics: an application to medical diagnosis

In this talk, I present an adaptive logic which together with a contraction procedure retro a way to distinguish kinds of premises (knowledge, hypotheses, observations), serves as a formal setting for hypotheses generation and testing in the empirical sciences, in our case...

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31 March 2014 Doctoral defense

Patterns of Hypothesis Formation

Doctoral Defense Tjerk Gauderis, Promotor: Joke Meheus and Bert Leuridan
28 March 2014 Lecture

Inconsistent and Functional Theories: A Classification

Few has been written and explored about the strategies that is possible to develop for describing and organizing elements that do not satisfy the ideal conditions that an empirical scientific theory has to fulfil. I sustain that, appealing to certain philosophical analysis...

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14 February 2014 Lecture

Causal Structure and Natural Kinds

Some have argued for the view that causal structure is central to the individuation of natural kinds. Let’s call this the Causal Realist view of natural kinds. Central to the position is the idea that the natural kinds are such that they are characteristically associated...

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